10 November 2011

Pumpkin Protein Fudge Bar Recipe

As promised yesterday, here is the deliciously
 healthy recipe for my Pumpkin Protein Fudge Bars

Pumpkin Protein Fudge Bars
created by Snacking Squirrel

1/2 cup peanut butter
1 packet instant oatmeal
(or 1/2 cup dry oatmeal)
3 scoops protein powder
1-2 packets stevia powder
(or dark chocolate chips)
1 pinch ground cinnamon
1 pinch sea salt

Directions: Step-by-step instructions below 

All the ingredients you'll need

Step A: spoon the whole can pumpkin into a bowl

Step B: add a pinch of cinnamon on top 

Organic Rice Protein Powder, Cafe Caramel Flavoured

Any protein powder works: soy, rice, whey, etc. 
and any flavour works: plain, vanilla, chocolate etc.

Step C: add in 3 scoops of protein powder
(measures out to be approximately 1/2 cup)

Step D: sprinkle in 1-2 packets of stevia sweetener (or a
few drops of liquid stevia), depending on desired sweetness

Step E: add the peanut butter (or other nut butter) 
and a pinch of salt (unless using salted peanut butter)

Step F: vigorously mix together with a spoon for a couple minutes

Hey, it's pumpkin protein frosting!

Gluten Free: use un-contaminated oats instead
Sugar Free: stick to plain unsweetened oatmeal 

Step G: pour in the oats and blend together

Now is a good time to taste the batter to see if 
you need to add more stevia to make it sweeter

Plum-M-Good Organic Rice Cakes

Unsalted multigrain, brown or white rice works too

Step H: crush/crumble the cakes into the batter with your hands

Step I: mix well before adding the unsweetened carob or chocolate chips (optional)

Step J: continue stirring until blended together

Step K: use a non-stick pan or line a baking sheet with parchment 
paper and spoon batter (2-3 Tbsp) on top, forming into rectangular bars 

I like to add a little water on top of the pan before laying down the
 parchment paper; This helps the paper stick to the baking sheet better

Step L: pop them in the freezer for 30 min or 
let them sit in the refrigerator for a couple hours

After spending time in the freezer

Step M: peel one of the fudge bars off to eat 
and plate, refreezing the rest for future snacking

One of them looked lonely so I took two instead :)

View from underneath

Okay, so they may not be the typical butter and sugar fudge we're used to, 
but you can bet these are much more satisfying! And pretty damn good :)

High in Protein, Low in Fat, Diabetic-friendly, Unbaked, Gluten Free and Vegan

Makes 10 Bars


Chelsea @ Naturally Sweet Recipes said... [reply]

Yay! These look so great!! Thanks for posting!

Kristi said... [reply]

Those looking fantastic! Can't wait to try them.

Living, Learning, Eating said... [reply]

Those look amaaaaaaaaaaaaazing! Why can't I find any canned pumpkin here in Germany? :(

Lauren said... [reply]

Looks so so amazing!! I need to make these :)

Sarena Shasteen - The Non-Dairy Queen said... [reply]

I need one now! These sound delicious!

Mira said... [reply]

Thanks for the recipie, I'm going to make these next week! :)

sarah (onedaywillseethesun) said... [reply]

omg thanks for the recipe, I love your step by step photos thanks for sharing.

Anonymous said... [reply]

Me wants! But I have to make my own pumpkin puree and I am too lazy :(

Alexa @ SimpleEats said... [reply]

These look awesome! I like the idea of crumbling rice cakes in there...sounds delish!

Chelsea said... [reply]

These look great! Love your idea to add in rice cakes! That would add such a cool airy texture.

Anonymous said... [reply]

These look and sound amazing! And made with ingredients that I already have on hand. Can't wait to try them. Thank you!

Kristie said... [reply]

JUST finished making these. I made half and used a Weetabix biscuit instead of rice cakes (since I have none!) and now they're chilling in the freezer... not sure how the final product will turn out yet though I have zero doubt it will be delicious...(especially considering the taste of the "dough" :)). Awesome recipe gal!

Heather said... [reply]

Amazing recipe! Such tasty ingredients! Where did you find your hemp protein?

Anonymous said... [reply]

You are BRILLIANT!! Next time I have pumpkin lying around I am totally trying this... I bet it would be great with butterscotch chips too!

Jolene - EverydayFoodie said... [reply]

Those bars are so cool!! How did you come up with that!!?

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